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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Tin Man Revisited

So I got my first Algebra test back yesterday.  I had felt confident that I did really well, so I was disappointed to only receive an 80% on it.  The most frustrating thing is that I got the answers right on the test, but I did dumb things like mix up brackets and parenthesis, drop a negative, and forget to flip a less-than sign.  Dumb.  Dumb.  Dumb.  The whole way home from school I was humming the Tin Man's song from Wizard of Oz... "If I only had a brain".

I've heard the best thing about an education is that it teaches us how much we really do not know.  I am learning that lesson extremely well.  Before returning to school I thought I was fairly organized, hard working, and quick on the uptake, but now I realize I'm kind of a slacker.  I have to force myself to slow down and really think.  I am definitely rusty.  I hope the Tin Man will loan me his oil can so I can pump a few drops into the stiff cogs and wheels of my brain and get them moving again.  I also hope I can find a wizard who will hand me a diploma someday.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Ahhhh! pat yourself on the back. I'd be ecstatic if I got an 80 on my first Algebra test after so many years of not studying it!!